The Andy Rau Band

Americana music... an eclectic blend folk, rock and bluegrass from Southern California

an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass styles


Andy and the band have worked extensively over the years.  The following is a small sample.

Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Six Flags, Universal Studios, Burbank Studios, Disney Studios, Paramount Studios, Sea World, The Queen Mary, Shrine Auditorium, Nokia Theater 


Featured on The Price Is Right with Drew Carey on CBS - demonstrating Deering B6 Banjo
The Banjo Minnow television and internet infomercial - Andy on banjo
Days of Our Lives TV show, on camera - Andy on banjo
John Deere Tractors TV commercial - Andy on Banjo
"Dual" award winning short film - Andy on banjo and original music
Knott's Berry Farm TV commercial, on camera - Andy on Banjo
P.J. Pizzaz TV commercial - Andy Rau on banjo
Sundrop Soft Drinks radio commercial - Andy on banjo
The Deering Banjo Company Radio and Bluegrass Music Awards Ceremony - Andy on banjo, original music and speaking
The Texas Lottery TV commercial- Andy on banjo
Wild Bills Western Extravaganza TV commercial - Andy Rau on banjo
The Sunday Showon KNBC TVn, on camera - Andy on banjo
L.A. Today Weekend, KNBC TV Show, on camera, The Andy Rau Band live - interview and performing
Orick "Pilot" Vacuum cleaner featured on TV infomercial "Clean Across America" - Andy on Banjo

Barbara Mandrell Story made for TV movie, on camera - Les on bass
PBS Civil War TV Documentary - Les on banjo and guitar

Pepsi TV commercial, on camera - George on bass

Entertained for Paul Newman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Danny DiVito, Danny Glover, Jack Nicholson, Red Buttons, the King of Sweden, President Gerald Ford, Marilu Henner, Brian Dennehy, Edward James Olmos, Master Chef Wolfgang Puck, former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, Doug Kershaw, Buddy Ebson...

American Airlines, Anaheim Memorial, Applause, Avis, Bank of America, Beatrice Foods, Biltmore Hotel, Orange County Transit District, Boy Scouts of America , Brea Community Hospital, Bullocks, Carl’s Jr., Century 21, Century Plaza Hotel, College Hospital, Country Music Association, CVS Drugs, Delta Dental, Disneyland Hotel, Epson, Fairfield Inn, Fidelity Federal, Field & Stream Magazine, First Interstate Bank, Food For Less, GE, Glendale Federal, Great Western Savings, Heath Net, Hertz, Hitachi, Home Base, Home Depot, Humana Hospital, IBM, In & Out Burger, John Deere, Kmart, La Puente Mall, La Quinta Inns, MacDonald's, Main Place Mall, Marriott Hotels, McDonnell Douglas, Mervyns, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nabisco, Office Max, Orchard Hardware, Pacific Bell, Paine Webber, Plaza at West Covina, Purina Mills, Rainbird, Ramada Inns, Rand Corporation, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Robinson’s May, Rockwell, Salvation Army, Sanyo, Opryland Hotel, Sears, Sheridan Hotels, Sherwin Williams, Sony, South Coast Plaza, Staples, State Farm, Taco Bell, Target, The OC Register, Toshiba, UCI Medical Center, U Haul, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Vanguard, Walmart, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo Bank... 

Anaheim Concert Series, Bellflower Bristol Auditorium Concert Series, Bellflower Concert in the Park, Brea Concert Series, Buena Park Concert Series, Carlsbad Concert Series, Cerritos Concert Series, Corona July Fourth Concert, Cypress Concert Series, El Segundo Concert Series, Fountain Valley Concert Series, Glendora Concert Series, Glendale Afternoon Concerts, La Palma Concert in the Park, Indian Summer Concert Series, Mission Viejo Concerts, Orange Concert Series, Riverside Concert Series, Santa Clarita Concert Series, San Clemente Concert Series, Santa Fe Springs Concert Series, Temecula Hot Summer Nights, Valencia Concert Series, Westminster Concert Series, Whittier Concert Series, City of Downey Concert Series, City of Calimesa Concerts on The Green, City of Arcadia Concert Series, Boulevard Music, Old Time Music, Bluegrass Association of Southern California, Caltech, Cal State Fullerton, Citrus College, Coffee Gallery Backstage, Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Golden West College, Irvine Valley Community College, Living Tradition Concerts, Los Alamitos Race Track, Pasadena City College, Peter Strauss Ranch Concert Series, Richard Nixon Library, Santa Anita Race Track, San Manuel Casino, Shade Tree Stringed Instruments, The Coach House, The Fret House, The Ice House, UC Irvine, UCLA Folk Concert Series, Viejas Casino, Woodbridge High School, FIG at 7th on the Plaza, YMCA of the Rockies...                   

Places such as Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Kansas, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Nevada, British Columbia, Oklahoma and beyond.  Here are a few: Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival MT, Bluegrass on the River CO, Breafest, Burns Lake Bluegrass Festival B.C., Clearwater Riverfest ID, Covina Street Fair, Darrington Bluegrass Festival WA, Dillon Bluegrass Festival CO, Follows Camp Bluegrass Festival, Festival of Whales, Gila County Fair AZ, Golden West Bluegrass Festival, Great American Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, International Festival, Irvine Harvest Festival, Kern County Bluegrass Festival, Laguna Art Affair, La Mirada Festival of the Arts, Logandale Bluegrass Festival NV, Los Angeles County Fair, Mid-State Bluegrass Festival, Montrose Bluegrass Festival CO, Myrtle Creek Bluegrass Festival OR, Napa Bluegrass Festival, Orange County Fair, Orange International Street Fair, Pan American Fiesta, Placentia Festival of the Arts, Prescott Bluegrass Festival AZ, Salmon Arm Bluegrass Festival B.C., San Dimas Bluegrass Festival, San Fernando County Fair, Sawdust Festival, Sawlog ‘N’ Strings Bluegrass Festival KS, Silverado Days, San Dimas Bluegrass Festival, Southern Utah Bluegrass Festival UT, Temecula Bluegrass Festival, Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest/Festival, Tucson Folk Festival AZ, Tulare County Fair, Tustin Tiller Days, Uncompahgre Bluegrass Festival CO, Yubba-Sutter County Fair, Winslow Bluegrass Festival AZ, Western Hills Bluegrass Festival OK...          

Acoustic Musician Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, The Banjo Gazette (Great Britain),
In Tune Magazine

Deering Banjo Company, GHS Strings, ProPik Fingerpicks

Simple Man and Higher Ground on Anchovy Artists Records, Penny Moon, on Endovalley Records, Different Man on Turquoise Records, On The Horizon on Turquoise Records, My Angel on Endovalley Records

Andy Rau                  
The Fret House, Covina, Plaza Music, Buena Park, Andy Rau Studio, Placentia    
Les Johnson               
The Fret House, Covina, Aspen School of Music, Aspen. CO - Jazz Improv, Claremont School District

Evan Anderson           
Ron's Music, Garden Grove, Moody Music, Garden Grove, Shade Tree Stringed Instruments, Laguna Niguel

George Boravich
The Fret House, Covina

Les Johnson                                       
Cal State Los Angeles, Masters Degree in Music, Dick Grove School of Music

Evan Anderson                                   
Long Beach State, BA in Music

Andy Rau                                            
Faunt School of Music

Japan, Bosnia, Guam, Korea, Germany, Hawaii, Afghanistan, Kosovo

Additional Andy Rau employment

Orchestral Situations                                                              
Newport Community Theater, South Hills High School, Pasadena City College, Curtis Theater, Riverside City College,   Anaheim Community Theater, Esperanza High School, Chapman College, Bellflower Civic Chorus, Royal Oaks Middle School, Carden Hall School, Orange Coast College

Knott's Berry Farm - 10 Years In-House Banjo Player
Goldrush - Country Rock Band, Washington County - Bluegrass Band, Townsfolk Country Band - Country and Bluegrass Band, Harvey Walker & Swing-Grass - Country Swing Band, Celebration Time - Stage Production

Wild Bill's Western Extravaganza - 8 Years In-House Banjo / Guitar Player
Solo opening act, Member of show band, Featured soloist in stage production, Guitarist in Las Vegas based show "Legends"

Orange County Philharmonic Society - 3 years
The Orange Co. Philharmonic Society employs him to write and perform his own show introducing folk instruments to their audiences.

Deering Banjos, Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest, Claremont Folk Festival, Temecula Bluegrass Festival, Sawlog 'N Strings Bluegrass Festival, Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival, Great American Bluegrass Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, Prescott Bluegrass Festival, Shade Tree Stringed Instruments, Huck Finn Jubilee-Banjo Jamming School sponsored by Deering Banjos